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#82

Looks like you’re probably in my bracket, GutterOwl! Hope you like Troq hugs!


#83

26 competitors. Many veterans and a couple of new faces. Or maybe just me. Anyway, Who Will Be The Champion Of International Yomi League 2019? Find Out…over the next several weeks.


#84

Signups are complete! The divisions are set! The brackets have been created! Let the games begin!

Get HYPED, people, here we go!

Morningstar Sanctuary

Participants

  • CarpeGuitarrem
  • flagrantangles
  • Southpaw Hare
  • vengefulpickle
  • Leontes
  • HyDrO
  • Nopethebard
  • mastrblastr
  • Hobusu
  • mi-go hunter
  • TokH
  • Mercyful Fate
  • GutterOwl

Links

Reporting Thread
Bracket

Dreadlands

Participants

  • JonnyD
  • CKR
  • mysticjuicer
  • Three Headed Monkey
  • Xiba
  • ArthurWynne
  • ClanNatioy
  • Caralad
  • MR
  • Ivan
  • snoc
  • thehug0naut
  • Rinzler

Links

Reporting Thread
Bracket


I also want to report that we’re nothing if not consistent. This is the 3rd year in a row that we’ve had brackets of 13 people each.


EDIT: I got rate limited before I could send the rest of the matches out. So, if you haven’t gotten one yet, expect to see it tomorrow.


IYL7 - Dreadlands - Match Reports
IYL7 - Morningstar Sanctuary - Match Reports
#85

That was quick.


#86

Road to the Yomi Bowl starts on the day of the Super Bowl. Nice.


#87

Alright, a question came up in the Dreadlands thread about how playins will work.

I don’t like that the rules as listed only give a 6 player playoff. Instead, I’m proposing the following:

  1. Finishers #1, #2, and #3 in each league get into the playoffs.
  2. Finishers #4 and #5 play-in to get the last 2 slots in the 8-player playoff.
  3. In the first round of the playoffs, #1 is paired with #4 from the opposite league, and #2 is paired with #3 from the opposite league.
  4. #1 from each league is given a 2-game advantage in the first round of the playoffs. That is, they are in a First-to-4 set, and are given 2 free wins. (Meaning, they need to win 2 games before their opponent wins 4).
  5. #2 from each league is given a 1-game advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

In my mind, the advantages are an 8-player bracket, mixing of the leagues (to give some variety of the matches played), and finishing higher in your league gets you advantages.

Change my mind!


#88

I like almost all of this, but a 2-game advantage is brutal.

I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here, but a match of Yomi isn’t just a sequence of games, with the way people counterpick back and forth and adapt to each other’s play the games are part of a dynamic whole.

So if you give one player a 2-game advantage you’re saying their opponent can’t ever give an opening, they have to dominate the match completely or they lose.

I think having the “winner’s bracket” advantage of forcing #4 to win 2 independent sets is better - still a significant reward for a better finish, but it doesn’t upend the match dynamics in the same way.


#89

I don’t like a two-game advantage. Might as well just not have players 7 and 8 make it into the playoffs in that scenario, imo.


#90

Yeah, my first thought was to just give #1 a 1-game advantage, but I was concerned that it didn’t differentiate between #2 and #3.

But maybe starting 2 games down is too much of a disadvantage.

EDIT: Hurm… Is a 1-game advantage in a single set easier or harder to overcome than a 1-set advantage in a 2-set match? Maybe 2-games > 1-set > 1-game?


#91

Well, 1st seed also gets to fight 4th seed, which on average should be an advantage too.

Hmm. Not sure if 1-set or 1-game is a harsher disadvantage.


#92

I’m in favor of 1-game or 0. 1-set makes the set longer. 2-games is way too strong. Nothing for #2 vs #3.

The advantage of #1 vs #4 should be enough. Qualifying to be #4 is already hard due to having to win the 4 vs 5 qualifier.


#93

I agree. Getting to play someone who barely got in as your first opponent guaranteed is advantage enough


#94

Alright, I’m sold. No special benefits for #1, except getting to play #4 or #5 (depending on play-in status).

Final Ruling:

  1. Finishers #1, #2, and #3 in each league get into the playoffs.
  2. Finishers #4 and #5 play-in to get the last 2 slots in the 8-player playoff.
  3. In the first round of the playoffs, #1 is paired with #4 from the opposite league, and #2 is paired with #3 from the opposite league.

EDIT: And here’s the bracket, just waiting for the winners: https://iyl.challonge.com/iyl7_playoffs